Davis Forming Bond with Coach Williams
Former Kentucky forward Anthony Davis has a reputation of not getting excited about much. He does, however, perk up every time he gets text messages from his likely new boss – New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams.
Williams has traded texts with Davis since the Hornets won the NBA’s draft lottery and the chance to take Davis with the No. 1 pick. Williams and Davis planned to eat dinner together and watch the East finals Thursday at the league’s predraft camp.
Davis’ Kentucky Wildcats won the national championship at the Final Four in New Orleans in April. He has some family members in the city who are excited for his arrival. Also ecstatic are Hornets fans, who suddenly have hope for a brighter future after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson agreed to buy the franchise. Davis is still learning about the Hornets and the “Big Easy,” but he knows about Williams.
“I know they work hard every night under Coach,” Davis said. “It’s a great place to play.”